Monthly Archives: April 2013

THE FOUR ACES ON TOURISM: OPPORTUNITIES, ISSUES, CONCERNS AND POTENTIALS

For the first two months this year, the Philippines recorded a total of 854,187 tourist arrivals surpassing the first two months of 2012 at 772,989, an increase of 10.5%. The Department of Tourism said that the continued influx of foreign … Continue reading

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GROWING BILLIONAIRES THIS YEAR BUT WHY ARE THEY NOT INCLUDED IN TOP 10 TAX PAYERS?

The Forbes Magazine listed six new Filipino billionaires this year, joining the ranks of 11 Filipino and 1, 426 international billionaires in the world. Henry Sy remains the Philippines richest man with his net worth surging to $13.2 billion from … Continue reading

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THE VALUE OF GREEN BUILDING: SUSTAINABILITY AND CARBON CREDIT

Green building refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from sitting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This requires close cooperation of the design team, the architects, the … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF GREEN BUILDING

During the RICS ASEAN Forum held last April 4, Marissa Benitez, Director of Valuation and Advisory Services of Colliers International, spoke about Valuation of Green Commercial Property in Manila. Her topics on green building are very informative. Ramon CF Cuervo … Continue reading

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THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS AND INTERNATIONAL VALUATION

Last April 4, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) held an ASEAN Conference 2013 at Dusit Thani Hotel. Topics on the Philippine real estate were discussed and centered on the theme, “Building a Sustainable Future: A Philippine Perspectives”. It … Continue reading

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MINDANAO AND IMPENDING LUZON POWER OUTAGES: A CAUSE OF CONCERN

Investment grade, growing economy, improving infrastructure, real estate boom, and foreign investors invading the Philippines. All of these should be easier for the government to lure investors in the country and it seems the Philippines is not getting tired in … Continue reading

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PHILIPPINES: ECONOMIC “MELTING POT” AND GATEWAY OF THE ASEAN

The Philippines plays a vital role in the formation, implementation and sustainability of the new emerging economic block of the ASEAN. With a rich historical, cultural and social interaction of several racial groups, the Philippines is considered unique in many ways, … Continue reading

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